In addition, they spend 1 month on the endoscopic GI biopsy service.
All services are on the Westwood-UCLA campus with the exception of bone and soft tissue and Junior Attending at Santa Monica which are both at the Santa Monica-UCLA/Orthopedic Hospital campus (approximately 20 minutes from the Westwood-UCLA campus).
Gross pathologic examination/sectioning: daily, limited to specimens on subspecialty service.
Preview and preparation of reports: Residents are responsible for drafting reports for all cases on their services in preparation for sign-out with the attending pathologist on service. Graduated responsibility is achieved over time as more senior residents are expected to "take-ownership" of their cases and prepare more complete "sign-out" ready reports.
Daily sign-out sessions with attending sub-specialty pathologist.
Residents of all levels regularly present at specialty specific tumor boards and radiology-pathology conferences. Residents are also considered the point person for clinician communications for their service.
Junior residents receive supervision by service specific fellows, senior residents, the JA-Westwood, pathology assistants in the gross room, and attending pathologists as appropriate.